2020 ACC Baseball Championship to be held at BB&T Ballpark in uptown

2020 ACC Baseball Championship to be held at BB&T Ballpark in uptown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials with the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Charlotte Knights announced Thursday morning that the 2020 ACC Baseball Championship will be held at BB&T Ballpark in uptown.

The tournament will be held from May 19 to May 24.

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"In conjunction with the Charlotte Sports Foundation and Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, we are very pleased to announce that Mecklenburg County, the city of Charlotte, and BB&T Ballpark have won the bid to host the 2020 ACC Baseball Championship,” said Charlotte Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski. “This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our great city for a full week’s worth of exciting baseball games. These games will bring in fans from throughout the region and around the country. We would like to thank the ACC for their commitment to bringing the championship to Charlotte.”

BB&T Ballpark has been Minor League Baseball’s most visited venue since opening on April 11, 2014, attracting more than 3.4 million fans in just over five seasons.

The facility has also hosted more than 20 collegiate baseball games, the 2014 Triple-A National Championship Game, the 2016 Triple-A Baseball Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, and five Team USA matchups.

“The City of Charlotte and BB&T Ballpark will be excellent hosts to our baseball championship,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “We appreciate our ongoing partnership with Charlotte and the commitment they continue to show in hosting our league events and championships.”

The 2020 ACC Baseball Championship will be held at a Charlotte Knights’ ballpark for the first time since 2000 and 2001, when the games were held at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill.

The ACC Championship has been held in Durham in five of the last seven seasons, including the 2019 event won by the University of North Carolina Tar Heels last Sunday.